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New fast-track cancer service

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World-renowned artist Mackenzie Thorpe will officially open an innovative new cancer service at The James Cook University Hospital on Friday 26 October. The acute oncology service is being launched at the Middlesbrough hospital to ensure all cancer patients get an expert opinion without delay – even if they have not been admitted to a cancer ward.

Living with and beyond cancer

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A special survivorship event will help support people affected by, living with and beyond cancer. Most of us know someone whose life has been affected by cancer. Patients, carers, family members and friends are invited to drop in to the market place event organised by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Hospital offers new lung cancer surgery

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Lung cancer patients at The James Cook University Hospital can now have their tumours removed using keyhole surgery. The specialist procedure, known as a VATS (video-assisted thoracic surgery) lobectomy, is much less invasive than traditional surgery so it can be offered to elderly patients who may previously have been deemed not fit enough for surgery.

New course gives HOPE to cancer patients

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A free seven-week course aimed at building the confidence of people who have been through treatment for cancer is being launched by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support, from 31 October to 12 December 2012 at Southlands Leisure Centre, Middlesbrough.

Called HOPE (help to overcome problems effectively) the two-and-a-half hour sessions will bring cancer patients together to meet, share, learn and get more out of life.

Family planning made easier

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A groundbreaking new service for couples looking for a permanent method of birth control, as their families are complete – and for women where childbirth presents a risk – is soon to be provided at the Friarage Hospital.

The ESSURE permanent birth control system manufactured by Conceptus is a minimally invasive technique designed to provide a non-surgical alternative for women seeking sterilisation which involves no anaesthesia, no cutting and just a simple 10-minute process (average time).

Fourth catheter lab open

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South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has opened its fourth cardiac catheter lab providing state of the art facilities for local heart patients.

An examination room fitted with diagnostic imaging equipment to support the catheterisation procedure, the fourth lab at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough will help ensure patients are treated more quickly and their hospital stay is reduced.

Remember September’s coffee time

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Macmillan volunteers from the cancer information centres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friararge Hospital in Northallerton are already making plans for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2012.

Money raised at the popular event in September helps Macmillan Cancer Support provide medical, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer including patients and carers.

Have the Olympics inspired you to get into shape?

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Health improvement specialists are hoping the Olympics will have inspired men on Teesside to get into shape this summer.

Specialists from South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are offering free cycling, walking and healthy cooking sessions for men as part of a new “Waist Removal” weight MANagement programme in partnership with Middlesbrough Council, the Retired and Senior Volunteers Programme and Middlesbrough Cycle Centre.

Radiographer develops new sling for heart patients

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A new sling developed for heart patients at The James Cook University Hospital could soon be used by the NHS across the country or even further afield.

Senior radiographer Sue Best came up with the simple idea to provide comfort for both the patient and clinician during a coronary angiogram – a specialist type of x-ray which finds out detailed information about the heart’s arteries.